Thomas Parker’s Enharmonic Organ in ca1900

Morforwyn Fanshawe

It is unusual to see an owner or player alongside their organ, especially if it is a chamber organ. Here is a John Collier painting of Morforwyn Fanshawe, daughter of Sir George Lloyd Verney, standing in front of Thomas Parker’s enharmonic organ in about 1900, presumably at her father’s house at Clochfaen near Llangurig in Dyfed. It is now in the Russell Collection at Edinburgh University, and will return to public display when St Cecilia’s Hall re-opens after major redevelopment in late 2016. For details of the organ see http://www.goetzegwynn.co.uk/organ/thomas-parker-organ-russell-collection-edinburgh/